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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces colonisation as an initial violence and examines the trauma experienced by individuals and groups, with a focus on cultural and individual resilience. Students will look at the overt, passive and perceived elements of social violence. Trauma, trans-generational trauma, trauma recovery and individual and group resilience will be explored.

Unit content

Topic 1: Trauma and Life
Topic 2: Transgenerational and Contagion Trauma
Topic 3: Trauma Responses I Flight Fight
Topic 4: Trauma Responses II Freeze Fracture
Topic 5: Resilience

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses
2 locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels
3 compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.